A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
It has been a big month in your BMA of Texas Missions movement!
In June of 2016, BMA of Texas Missions Trustees approved two new mission works. The first two missions to walk out our new funding, training and accountability structures. This month, we are celebrating these two churches stepping out of BMAT funding support. We are celebrating with them. They are both ready for this moment. Will you join me in congratulating and praising God for this moment in the lives of The Bridge Church, Waxahachie, with Bro. Matthew Prather, pastor, and Redeemer’s Love Church with Bro. Spencer Simpson, pastor? These churches need our prayers and deserve our congratulations. Will you or your church send them a letter?
The Bridge Church, PO Box 635, Midlothian, TX 76065
Redeemer’s Love Houston, 7801 Nairn St., Houston, TX 77074
We have already been able to celebrate with the Redeemer’s Love Church Family. Here are some pictures:
Will you join me in praying for these and the 34 other Mission Points you are supporting? Let’s pray for souls saved, disciples made, leaders equipped and churches started for King Jesus and His Kingdom!
100 New Churches/10 years
- That we see an aggressive multiplication movement of churches who make disciples, equip and release leaders, and start churches for the glory of God and the advancement of his Kingdom Mission
- That each new mission begin with a plan to begin three new churches in their first 10 years
- That pastors and churches of the association be encouraged and equipped to start new churches
- That we connect, evaluate, identify and train new prospective church planters
A word from your missionaries
Brad Holcomb – Redemption Hill Mission in Fort Worth
Through our experience in the ICU last week, the Lord impressed Psalm 23 on our hearts. We are asking the Spirit to help us not only know this psalm cognitively but experientially.
Please pray for our family, that we would grow in our love for one another and adjust well to all of the changes in our life. Also, pray for the people of Redemption Hill that we would be bold in our evangelism with the neighbors the Lord has placed around us.
Timothy Alba – The Bridge in Seagoville
God has been doing some amazing things in our city this past month. It has been amazing to see God work in the lives of people. While it’s been awesome seeing people grow, I have also seen conflict between others. No matter what we do in ministry, there will always be conflict. It’s how we handle each case with love and patience. This can be hard at times, but it is necessary when things get tough. I have found the best response is not in how fast we respond to conflict, but patience through the circumstances and waiting to see some things play out before responding. I pray that God continues to give us wisdom through these challenging times.
Cesar Leal – New Mission in San Antonio
Perseverance, worship, and obedience to God is the key to keeping your work active and moving towards the goal that is this time the planting of new churches. We cannot allow the external world to weaken us, much less to stop us. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus!!
Roberto Marcelletti – Anthony Drive Mission, Ennis
We see the great need our community has to listen to the good news. People are suffering and in need of the message of the gospel that is the power of God to save.
Mike Watt & Trevor Cowan – Cross-Work Mission, Tahoka
Our church has been putting out a ton of effort into our community through outreach and knocking on doors. Please pray that we see fruit from those efforts. We have had a ton of positive conversations and even general interest in attending, but no new visits from these efforts yet. Please pray Jesus grows His church.
Robert Lee – Harmony Baptist Church in Normangee Replant
God is continuing to work here in Normangee. Although the summer months are always a tough season of ministry, I am encouraged by the impact that our church is beginning to have in our community. Involvement in community events, like our town’s Juneteenth barbecue cookoff, have given us the opportunity to show the love of Christ to others around us and to be a light in our community.
Pray that as the summer months wind down, we would be prepared for the ministry opportunities on the horizon in the coming months.
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
We continue to experience the work of the Lord among our community and the church. We have started to see things return to a sense of normality. We have had some new visitors coming to the services and more people willing to talk to us as we share the gospel with them.
Pray that the Lord will provide Please pray for the salvation of the lost among our community and that our mission will grow spiritually and numerically.
Wesley Burke & Blake Moore – Redemption Baptist Mission, Nacogdoches
Our church has begun preaching through the Book of Ecclesiastes this month, and I have grown so much already in the Lord because of its dangerous doctrine. My challenge to readers is that if you haven’t spent time with the wise Preacher Qoheleth in that book, you should do so. It is helpful in these days in which we find ourselves.
Pray that we will steadfast in our witnessing opportunities as a body. We have many!
Chris Driver – West Texas Multiplication Network/Texas Missionary Care
It has been a very exciting and encouraging month here in west Texas. After starting at our first Oasis Life Group last month, we were able to meet every week, even on Father’s Day! The group just loves one another and loves being together. It’s so awesome to see them growing and learning and truly engaging the Word together. We had several opportunities to serve one another in needs that came up. We each developed our own oikos map (names of people in our spheres of influence that need to know the Lord) and have begun praying for opportunities to share Jesus with them. We are developing skills in the area of how to properly study the Bible with a focus on obedience to what we learn and not just gathering knowledge. We are also learning to share our story and share God’s story. This group is meeting in our house in Whitharral and it’s going great. So our next step will be to start a new group in Levelland and/or one of the other surrounding communities. Thank you for your prayers and your support of BMA Texas Missions! We are so proud to serve you and with you and to be counted among you!
Please be in prayer for the start of our next group. Please pray for the names on our oikos lists that need to know the Lord. You may not know all their names but God does and I know He wants them to be saved more than we do! And please continue to pray for the towns of Levelland, Whitharral, Smyer, Sundown, Whiteface and Morton.
Neptaly Molina – Iglesia Bautista Mission, Nacogdoches
Recently, I visited my son, Josue, who was celebrating his birthday and is at the house of some Venezuelan friends in Utah. We worshipped with the BMA mission in the city of Morgan where the missionaries are Gavin Roberts and Chase Twin. It was a great blessing. The time of worship was beautiful and we enjoyed the preaching and fellowship.
Isaias Rojas Osechas – Church Plant in The Woodlands
Thank you for your support in this new area of The Woodlands. I pray that God will have new opportunities in several more families with whom we are in touch. Please pray for my health.
Ronnie Mills – Kingdom Chapel Mission, Saginaw/North Fort Worth
“Let brotherly love continue” ( Hebrews 13:1). I am reminded of our love for one another. The same love that our Lord showed us. Let us continue to be faithful to one another in the love of Christ.
Please pray for our mission, that we will continue to see the Lord’s hand upon us and Him going before us.
Jesse Hales/Chris Mindi – Anchor Austin Mission in Leander
Thank you for your support through prayers and supporting the BMA Texas Missions. We need you! Thank you for being the backbone of missions through your generosity. We at Anchor, Austin believe and commit our lives to doing God’s Work, and you are collaborating with us in His mission on this earth.
Continue to pray for our summer outreach projects and reaching out to those pockets of people who have never tasted God’s love or never knew who Jesus Christ is.